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Old 04-27-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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oil change (and spill)

I, your self-proclaimed king, began to put my money where my big mouth is - I changed my own oil today... First time ever, thanks to the diligent help of some fellow fanatics (see the event's page NJ Brakefest thread for credits and photos)...

After paying too much for oil and filters at Pep Boys, The act of the oil change was easy. I neglected to account for the change in arc of the oil flow, and about 1/2 the engine's volume wound up on the pavement. Suffice it to say, cleanup took more than twice the time of the change - including the trip to the store.

Next time will be cleaner.

Oh - put in a K&N filter, too...
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hey I have the same car. Can you provide me with tips and advice.

I am driving my car from NY to CA in less than a week. I am finally going home! It has been a long 5 years away from HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:43 AM   #3
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don't take your eyes off the flow of oil from the drain!


Mobil 1 or other synthetic - verify the weight with your owner's manual - 5W 30 or 40, I believe - I had assistance with my first time.
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:24 PM   #4
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Get a MityVac oil extractor! No problems with spillage, don't have to put the car up on jackstands, no removing the cover. TOO, TOO EASY. Toolwarehouse has them on sale right now for $42.00.
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Old 05-24-2003, 11:57 PM   #5
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can you provide me with the URL to toolwarehouse. I tried searching for it in yahoo but couldn;t.

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Old 05-25-2003, 02:01 AM   #6
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can you provide me with the URL to toolwarehouse. I tried searching for it in yahoo but couldn;t.

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Here you go http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/MIT-7200.html
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:59 PM   #7
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I just did a group buy for them... came out to 41.18... get 3 people and shipping is free (we got 6)
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:28 AM   #8
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You can still see the oil stain in the parking lot.
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